Tim Rutledge, MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP

Tim Rutledge 
Tim Rutledge, MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP
President & CEO
North York General Hospital 

Dr. Tim Rutledge, President & CEO of North York General Hospital since 2010, has focused on building a strong values-based culture as a foundation to the Hospital’s pursuit of excellence in integrated, patient-centred care. He is also a passionate advocate for the continued evolution of North York General as a community academic hospital.

In recognition of the important challenges in health care, Tim was a cofounder of the Joint Centres for Transformative Health Care Innovation, a collaborative involving six large community hospitals focused on spreading innovations aimed at improving quality, safety, and optimizing value. He is currently Chair of the Joint Centres.

With a background in Emergency Medicine, Tim has held a number of leadership positions at NYGH, including Medical Director of the Emergency Services Program, Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee during which he provided important leadership during the SARS epidemic.

Tim is sought out as a writer and speaker on education, leadership capacity building and physician engagement. His work in education has been recognized with a number of awards, including University of Toronto's esteemed W. T. Aikins Award. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Toronto.